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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Lawrence; The Bakersfield Symphonette; Saul Sibelius Jr.
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Performer: Eddie Lawrence; The Bakersfield Symphonette Writer: Eddie Lawrence Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
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Topics: 78rpm, Novelty
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Steve Lawrence; Dick Jacobs; Jim Bowen; Buddy Knox
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Performer: Steve Lawrence Writer: Jim Bowen; Buddy Knox Vocal With Chorus And Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
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Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Lawrence; The Brauhuas Quartet
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Performer: Eddie Lawrence; The Brauhuas Quartet Writer: Eddie Lawrence Narration With Musical Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Novelty
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Williams; Dick Jacobs; Hal Gordon; Herman Fairbanks
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Performer: Billy Williams Writer: Hal Gordon; Herman Fairbanks Vocal With Chorus and Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Steve Lawrence; Dick Jacobs; Al Wood
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Performer: Steve Lawrence Writer: Al Wood Vocal With Chorus And Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Calypso
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Williams; Dick Jones; Joe Young; Fred E. Ahlert
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Performer: Billy Williams Writer: Joe Young; Fred E. Ahlert Vocal With Chorus and Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Debbie Reynolds; Jay Livingston; Ray Evans
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Performer: Debbie Reynolds Writer: Jay Livingston; Ray Evans Vocal With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Doo-Wop
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Debbie Reynolds; Joseph Gershenson; Jay Livingston; Ray Evans
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Performer: Debbie Reynolds Writer: Jay Livingston; Ray Evans Vocal With Orchestra; From The Sound Track Of Universal-International Picture "Tammy And The Bachelor". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78